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Subject: Mage Wars Arena into Academy rss

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Jim Leitzel
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I KNOW that the game of Academy can be used in Arena battles, and that the cards in Academy are, in general, weaker than the Arena spells

However, I am wondering if there is SOME backwards compatibility with some of the Arena cards..

I do not know enough about Arena, and have read Academy rulebook and played one game.. but.. Are there Arena spells of level 1-3 in the Academy schools of magic? Any Arena Wizards who might work in Academy?

I had planned to get the priestess and Warlock expansions for Academy which (thank you) do not come with Spellbooks..buying spellbooks seperately seems.. expensive.

However, if I can find a Arena core box that has some spell compatibilty or mage usage for Academy, AND comes with spell books, then maybe that might be a good pick up....

Looking back, I seem to be rambling..

TlDr, can I use some Arena stuff in Academy or is it all too powerful
 
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Chris Brett
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Official answer is no; can't use Arena in Academy.

Academy expansions don't come with spell books to keep the price down. If you want to get more spellbooks, there are a number of small card binders that would be cheaper... but you don't get the nice art work
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Aaron Brosman
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Academy was design specifically with Academy in mind. Arena cards are not comparable with Academy.
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Jonathan Maisonneuve
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90% of Arena cards are too strong to use in Academy (due to the everybody hang out in the same zone).
 
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Jim Leitzel
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thanks for the insights..

however, 90% of arena is unuseable, implies that SOME could be..

guess I will just hit the ebay or some such and look for spellbooks or binders
 
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Possibly; but both players would have to agree (which kinda reveals what cards your using), also time it would take AW to playtest then write an official list; would be time taken away from future releases.
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